Grand Prix


Action / Drama / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 8103

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April 10, 2016 at 07:12 PM


Eva Marie Saint as Louise Frederickson
James Garner as Pete Aron
Paul Frees as Izo Yamura
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
1.25 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 56 min
P/S 1 / 5
2.66 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 56 min
P/S 1 / 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by whythehellnot 10 / 10

little known info about the film

The film Grand Prix was originally filmed in Cinerama and was designed for that medium. It has to be seen in Cinerama to get the full effect. When first shown people had to leave because they felt sick, you were really in the car and the sense of speed and movement was fantastic. When released in Cinemascope it lost much of that impact. Its a shame it will probably never be seen again in all its original glory.

I have raced at Brands many times on the old circuit, the one used in the film and knew Graham Hill and some of the other drivers used in the film Graham had an incredible sense of humour.

It is good to see the Monza banking being used. It is no longer part of the circuit as it was considered too dangerous at the speeds of modern cars especially since the suspensions would bottom out and throw the car out of control on the bumps and the banking was very bumpy.

Tony Pollock

Reviewed by Naught Moses 6 / 10

Back Story

Phil Hill earned every second of the onscreen time he was given here. Because in some respects, "Pete Aaron" =is= Phil Hill, America's first Formula One world champion. The final race in the film at Monza (in '64 for the filming; in '61 in real life) =is= what happened with point leader Hill and runner-up Wolfgang von Trips when Hill won the title. And though Hill never caused any other driver to be seriously injured so far as I know, the years that followed his triumph were troubled when the Ferrari team blew apart, and the ATSs and Coopers her drove thereafter were third-rate. The drama is no better here than it was in "The Racers" with Kirk Douglas in '53, but we do get to see five-time champ Juan Fangio, then current champ Graham Hill, Richie Ginther and others get some well-deserved cameos. That's Graham Hill battling with John Surtees in the terrific opening race scenes at Monte Carlo, btw.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Great racing scenes; a shame about the rest

I'm a big fan of director John Frankenheimer's work and I think he's made some of the best action sequences in Hollywood. GRAND PRIX is his racing car drama that sees ROCKFORD star James Garner involved in a terrible accident on the track which causes his career to spiral out of control before he makes efforts to turn things around. The story suffers from a huge amount of long-winded relationship drama; the running time is near enough three hours and easily half of that running time could have been excised in order to focus on what's important; namely, the racing scenes. These are superbly staged and as good as they come. Frankenheimer refused to shoot his car races slow and speed them up, rightly believing the effect looked fake, so what you see here is all real. Garner did his own driving and the camera follows him every inch of the way. Frankenheimer captures the speed and excitement perfectly and his use of in-car cameras reminds one of the energy of something like BEN HUR's chariot race. You can tell this is the same guy who shot RONIN thirty years later. It's just a pity that the rest of the story is so sluggish and manages to waste the star calibre of somebody like Toshiro Mifune.

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